The Dolphin Whistle
November 15, 2017, Issue 14
REPORT CARDS ARE COMING FRIDAY NOV. 17th.
MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL LAMBERT
Dear Mariano Castro Parents,
You are receiving your child's report card on Friday, November 17th. It will be in an envelope in the backpack. Please sign the envelope indicating that you have received the report card and return the envelope by Tues. Nov. 21st. If you have any questions or concerns about your child's grades, as always, please arrange to talk with the teacher so the teacher can give you more details. If you need interpretation, please let us know in the office and we will gladly help you.
Principal Mariano Castro Elementary
Calendar of Upcoming Events
11/15 Wednesday - PTA Association Meeting 6:30pm -7:30pm MUR
11/15 Wednesday - Achievement Reward Carnival Postponed til March
11/16 Thursday - Personal Success Assembly 8:00am MUR
11/16 Thursday - FEI from Foothill College 6:00pm - 8:00pm Staff Lounge
11/17 Friday - Field Trip: California Museum & Capital Building 7:00am - 6:00pm
RM's 12 & 16
11/18 Saturday - English Classes (ESL) for adults 9:30am - 12:00pm MUR
11/22 thru 11/24 NO SCHOOL/ Thanksgiving Holiday
11/28 Tuesday - District Enrollment Priorities Task Force (EPTF) 6:30pm-8:00pm
11/29 Wednesday - Field Trip: Children's Discovery Museum 8:50am - 12:55pm
RM's 112 & 113
11/29 Wednesday - District Kinder Night 5:00pm - 8:00pm MUR
11/30 Thursday - FEI from Foothill College 6:00pm - 8:00pm Staff Lounge
12/1 Friday - PTA Christmas Party 3:00pm - 7:00pm Staff Lounge
12/2 Saturday - English Classes (ESL) for adults 9:30am - 12:00pm MUR
12/6 Wednesday - School Site Council (SSC) 5:00pm - 6:30pm Staff Lounge
12/6 Wednesday - Castro Kinder Night 6:00pm - 7:00pm MUR
12/7 Thursday - CA/MI Project Cornerstone 8:30am - 9:30am Staff Lounge
12/7 Thursday - FEI from Foothill College 6:00pm - 8:00pm Staff Lounge
12/9 Saturday - English Classes (ESL) for adults 9:30am - 12:00pm MUR
December 18-31 NO SCHOOL/ Happy Holidays!
FROM THE PTA
PTA Association Meeting tonight 6:30pm
Tonight is the second PTA Association Meeting of the school year. Please come at 6:30 pm. The meeting will now be held in the Staff Lounge. There will be snacks, childcare, and interpretation in Spanish. The meeting will last one hour or less. Please plan to attend, to stay informed about your child’s school opportunities.
FROM THE DISTRICT
We want to hear from you! Just two days left to take the District climate survey
This survey is administered online through Panorama Education. Your answers to the survey are confidential and compiled by Panorama, a third party. Your honest feedback is very important. Your personal results will not be identifiable.
In addition to completing LCAP requirements, the data will help inform work on the District's strategic plan goals and provide longitudinal data for year-to year comparisons. The questions are drawn from an archive of research-based questions in broad theme areas of engagement, instruction, school safety and school environment. We will be asking students, parents and staff members about their impressions of our District sites. This is a great opportunity for us to get feedback and continue to work together to improve our schools.
We look forward to seeing the results and working with the leadership of our bargaining units and staff to look for ways we can continue to improve. Thank you in advance for your input.
Open Enrollment for new MVWSD students starts Jan. 5: What parents need to know
For NEW students: Open Enrollment is from January 5-February 2 online. You can register your child for the 2018-19 school year when online registration opens on January 5 here: www.mvwsd.org/register
School kindergarten information nights are at 6 p.m. on Dec. 6 for all elementary schools.
New student information nights at Mistral Elementary (Spanish-English dual immersion program) and Stevenson Elementary (parent participation program) are on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. These nights are a good opportunity to learn about a specific elementary school or program.
For CURRENT students in transitional kindergarten-7th grade: Parents will be asked by email to confirm enrollment in January. Parents may complete a school transfer request application online January 5 - February 2.
For more information, call 650-526-3500 or go to www.mvwsd.org/register.
Help us Raise Funds With the Movie Wonder
We have a unique opportunity to raise funds for Graham Performing Arts' Tour—as Lionsgate and the movie WONDER are donating $1.00 per movie ticket to our cause. Please help us by spreading the word to see the film opening weekend (Nov 17-19). Tickets are on sale now! For sales to count: Get tickets at Filmraiser.com/tickets. Select Graham Middle School Performing Arts—and you will checkout via Fandango. Thank you!